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F-22s Deploy to Malaysia for Exercise

F-22s Deploy to Malaysia for Exercise

Malaysia: Exercise Cope Taufan kicked off today, a biennial Large Force Employment exercise between the Royal Malaysian Air Force and Pacific Air Forces. More than 450 Airmen are participating, as well as four U.S. Air Force airframes, which includes the […]


Turkish Armed Forces Takes Delivery of T129 ATAK Helicopter

Turkish Armed Forces Takes Delivery of T129 ATAK Helicopter

TAI (Turkish Aerospace Industries) and Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland are pleased to announce that the Turkish Armed Forces have taken delivery of their first “T129 ATAK” Advanced Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopter on 22nd of April 2014. This delivery, celebrated during […]


Laser Weapon Being Readied for Marine Vehicles

Laser Weapon Being Readied for Marine Vehicles

As the Navy prepares to deploy its first laser weapon on a ship later this summer, Office of Naval Research (ONR) officials announced June 11 that they have finished awarding contracts to develop a similar weapon to be used on […]


SpaceX sues USAF, citing unfair contractor monopoly

SpaceX sues USAF, citing unfair contractor monopoly

Elon Musk, the inventor and technology billionaire who recently debuted a rocket that he hopes will travel to Mars, has filed suit against the US Air Force claiming the military currently relies on an unfair billing process that costs taxpayers […]


Finmeccanica Signs Strategic Agreements with China

Finmeccanica Signs Strategic Agreements with China

At the Italy-China Business Forum under way in Beijing, Mauro Moretti, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Finmeccanica, has signed two agreements of strategic importance for the Group. The agreements were signed in the presence of Italian Prime Minister, […]


US may send in drones to Iraq to battle militants

US may send in drones to Iraq to battle militants

Washington vowed Wednesday to boost aid to Iraq and is mulling drone strikes amid fears Iraqi forces are crumbling in face of militants increasingly emboldened since the US withdrawal. Iraqi officials have already privately asked the US to consider sending […]


Lockheed Demonstrate 2nd Series of Advanced Autonomous Convoy Ops

Lockheed Demonstrate 2nd Series of Advanced Autonomous Convoy Ops

The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and Lockheed Martin successfully completed new tests validating the ability of driverless military-truck convoys to operate successfully and safely in a variety of environments. The second series of demonstrations of […]


US gives BP first license to fly drone over land

US gives BP first license to fly drone over land

Cautious US aviation regulators announced Tuesday they have given oil company BP the first commercial license to fly a drone aircraft over land. The Federal Aviation Administration gave BP and unmanned aircraft system (UAS) builder AeroVironment permission to use a […]


Chinese military linked to seven years of hacking US aerospace industry

Chinese military linked to seven years of hacking US aerospace industry

A shadowy hacking group believed to be affiliated with the Chinese military has spent years infiltrating the American aerospace industry and US trading partners in the space industry, a US cybersecurity company said Monday. Officials from CrowdStrike accused the Shanghai-based […]


 
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